Donington shunt ends Fford Class B hopeful Mcdonald’s season
Formula Ford 1600 driver George Mcdonald will miss the remainder of the BRSCC Northern Championship campaign after he was involved in a monster shunt at Donington Park at the end of August.
Swift SC92F driver Mcdonald, who is second in the Northern Class B points, finished runnerup in class in the first race, but along with Jack Wolfenden and Nigel Dolan, was eliminated from the second in an openinglap accident when Neil Hunt’s Mondiae M93S span through the Craner Curves.
With Dolan tagging into Mcdonald, the suspension on the Swift’s left-hand side was ripped away and the car dug into the gravel before barrel rolling.
Mcdonald walked away uninjured, but heavy damage to the front and rear suspension on both sides of the Swift, as well as engine and chassis concerns, has left him with too much to repair in time to return for the final three rounds of the season as well as the Walter Hayes Trophy.
“I was gutted; I got out of the car and sat in the gravel trap and almost burst into tears,” said Mcdonald, who was due to test a Van Diemen with B-M Racing as he evaluated a Class A switch for 2017. “Every penny and every spare hour I have goes into that car. It was my life really,” he added.